Just joined to soak up information. Picked up a 1985 CJ-7 the other day. Had a 1995 YJ and a 2010 JK Unlimited previously. I can live with the rough ride of this CJ as my first rig was a 1969/70 Scout 800A- nothing rose as rough as that beast.
This CJ has been rebuilt nicely here in Virginia Beach by a super shop (Open Air Jeeps) before I bought it. Rebuilt 350 small block Chevy motor- only 1400 miles on it. New rear drive shaft, axles, wheels tires top and seats. All gauges new but for tach.
Next project is a new e brake, rear disk brakes and working on better dash lighting. Pretty bare bones but perfect weekend toy.